Rodney : English Men of Action
London, United Kingdom, Macmillan. 1891, First Edition. Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718 - 1792) - British naval officer, politician. "1749 he was appointed governor and commander-in-chief of Newfoundland, with the rank of Commodore, it being usual at that time to appoint a naval officer, chiefly on account of the fishery interests. During the Seven Years' War Rodney rendered important services. In 1757 he had a share in the expedition against Rochefort, next year, in the same ship, he served under Boscawen at the taking of Louisburg (Cape Breton). 1759 he became a rear-admiral, and commanded a small squadron intended to destroy a large number of flat-bottomed boats and stores which were being collected at Havre for an invasion of the English coasts. He bombarded the town for two days and nights, and inflicted great loss. Appointed commander-in-chief of the Leeward Islands station and was made Vice-Admiral." CONDITION Red bds with bright Gilt title (fresh with sl edge wear, aged toned spine and canted bottom cnrs) engraved portait frontis with tissue guard, pp vii 222 with rough cut pages, mostly tight and bright with browning to eps. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Keywords: Naval Officer Politician Biography